Author: Yoni Groisman

Green and Blue Laser Welding

Laser welding, cutting, or cladding has become increasingly popular and, in most cases, has been performed at the NIR wavelength region. However, NIR lasers are less efficient for copper processing due to hig­h reflectivity and therefore low energy absorption. Copper absorbs just 5% of the laser energy at 1070nm, but up to 40 % at…

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High Power Lasers – Just Measure It

Laser power and the applied laser densities are constantly rising. These high-power lasers are more likely to be used in materials processing applications such as welding, cutting, cladding, or additive manufacturing. Many of those applications are demanding: The laser’s focal spot and beam profile need to be kept within the specification to achieve the required…

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Measuring Challenges of Wide and Divergent Beams

Article by: Yoni Groisman, Karol Sanilevitch, Roei Yiftah, Dr. Simon Rankel VCSELs, LEDs, edge emitting, and fiber lasers are used in many sensitive applications within fast-growing markets. To guarantee the high quality of the devices, it is essential to analyze the beam profile, but those wide, divergent beams place specific requirements on the measurement system.…

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WB-I VIS: Wide Beam Imager for 350-1100nm wavelengths -Now operates with Ophir’s new, high resolution camera SP932U

The challenge Many applications involve widely diverging or large beams such as VCSELs, laser diodes, LEDs, and fiber lasers. Those devices operate in the UV, Visible, and NIR wavelengths and are used in many devices requiring 3D imaging, like face or gesture recognition, AR/VR, medical devices, and autonomous vehicles. To guarantee best performance in all…

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New! Integrated Solutions: Interconnecting Ophir Products and Accessories

Ophir customers often need to connect different optical components together to create an optimal setup to best meet their needs. Ophir provides mutual interconnections between different Ophir products via adapters with various threads, designed to exactly fit required optical path distances for each device. This is an integrated solution, pre-aligned and ready to use. Our…

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Overcoming the Challenges of Measuring High Power NIR Lasers

High power laser applications High power laser application has significantly increased in recent years due to new production techniques that enable cheaper manufacturing and operating costs.  Applications of high-power lasers that seemed exotic a few years ago are now considered routine in material processing and micromachining. Such material processing applications as welding, cutting, additive manufacturing,…

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A Closer Look: Wide Beam Imager [WB-I]

WB-I enables Far- Field beam profiling of diverging or wide sources such as VCSELs and LEDs, during any stage of a production process, on customer site or directly inside devices.

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Troubleshooting in SLM (Selective Laser Melting) systems with BeamWatch & BeamWatch AM

When asking the SLM manufacturers and users about what they need to know about the laser beam, the first answer we mostly get is, the cross section of the beam profile. But sometimes, this is not the key to solving most problems. The following blog post offers examples of additive manufacturing systems troubleshooting using Ophir’s…

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How to Ensure Reproducible Laser Beam Parameters in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Systems

In order to improve quality of SLM systems and incease efficiency and maximize machnie and resourse utilization, maintaining proper laser parameters is essential.

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